A great dragon wars upon my son. Each day he must embrace a special power to defeat the dragon. He cannot kill it, but only thwart the beast. Today my son turned sixteen. He is now a young man. What does that mean? To paraphrase Robert Lewis, a boy becomes a man when he 1. rejects passivity 2. accepts responsibility 3. follows a noble cause.
My son battles the dragon of evil that would destroy his very soul. His power to fight the beast is found in his relationship with the King. Only when the King steps in can the dragon be put down. Why does the King not simply kill the dragon? Because fighting the dragon has made my son into the knight he has become.